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Chapter 1. California Student Aid Commission Article 17. State Nursing Assumption Program Of Loans For Education For Nursing Faculty (Snaple-Nf) Award Process   

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(a) The Commission shall select program participants from among the eligible applicants whose applications and nominations are complete and are received by the Commission by the June 30th deadline date each academic year and who are determined by the Commission to meet all requirements for participation established in the Education Code. If the maximum authorized allocation of awards is not exhausted after this selection process is completed, the Commission may continue to accept nominations and select program participants based on the date the nominations are received by the Commission. The Commission may continue to make awards until the maximum authorized allocation is exhausted.

(b) The Commission shall only consider and select from among nominated applicants with demonstrated academic ability. In addition, undergraduate applicants may only be considered if they have demonstrated financial need. The Commission shall determine that such financial need exists if the applicant's cost of attendance at the participating institution for the academic year exceeds the applicant's EFC for that year.

(c) Nominated applicants enrolled in or who have completed graduate degree programs will be scored and awarded points using the following selection criteria:

(1) Points will be awarded according to the length of time remaining until the applicant is expected to receive the graduate degree in nursing or a field related to nursing, as follows:

GRADUATE DEGREE........................POINTS

Completion Within Four Years orLess...20

Completion Within Three Years or Less ..30

Completion Within Two Years or Less .... 40

Completion Within One Year or Less ..... 50

Completed Program within award year .... 60

Applicant applies for the program

(2) Points will be awarded based on the applicant's grade point average in the graduate program in nursing or a field related to nursing as follows:

(i)

GRADUATE GPA .. POINTS

2.99 or Less ... 0

3.00-3.24 ...... 10

3.25-3.49......15

3.50-3.74......20

3.75-3.99......25

4.00 ...........30

(ii) Nominated applicants enrolled in graduate degree programs who do not have a grade point average established in the graduate program at the time of application may submit the grade point average from their baccalaureate degree program.

(A) Points will be awarded based on the applicant's grade point average in the baccalaureate degree program in nursing or a field related to nursing as follows:

BACCALAUREATE GPA .. POINTS

2.99 or Less ....... 0

3.00-3.24..........05

3.25-3.49..........7.5

3.50-3.74..........10

3.75-3.99..........12.5

4.00...............15

(d) Nominated applicants enrolled in or who have completed undergraduate degree programs and who have been determined to have demonstrated financial need pursuant to subsection (b) will be scored and awarded points using the following selection criteria:

(1) Points will be awarded according to the length of time remaining until the applicant is expected to receive the baccalaureate degree in nursing or a field related to nursing, as follows:

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE ................... POINTS

Completion Within Four Years or Less ... 10

Completion Within Three Years or Less .. 15

Completion Within Two Years or Less ....20

Completion Within One Year or Less ..... 25

Completed Degree within award year .....30

Applicant applies for the program

(2) Points will be awarded based on the applicant's grade point average in the baccalaureate degree program in nursing or a field related to nursing as follows:

BACCALAUREATE GPA .. POINTS

2.99 or Less ....... 0

3.00-3.24..........05

3.25-3.49..........7.5

3.50-3.74..........10

3.75-3.99..........12.5

4.00...............15

(e) In addition to the points based on expected date of degree award and GPA, 20 points will be awarded to any nominated applicant with an active registered nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

(f) The Commission will select nominees with the highest point totals until the authorized award allocation is exhausted. In the case of a tie in the total number of points, the Commission will select nominees based on the earliest date of expected graduation and in the case of a secondary tie, by the highest grade point average.

Authority cited:

Education Code 70106

Reference:

Education Code 70105

Education Code 70107

Education Code 70109

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 24.)